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Number Of ISSF Participating Companies at 26
29 July 2015 – Spanish company, Atunlo, and Vietnamese company, Everwin Industrial, are the latest organizations to join the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) as participating companies. Atunlo is now a full participating company, while Everwin will begin at the associate level. Participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for improved fishery management, fund scientific advancements through research and expert analysis, and take direct action to encourage the adoption of responsible fishing practices.
“It’s clear that companies are continuing to see the value of transparent policies and the influence the private sector can have on supply chain improvement through purchase decisions, traceability standards, and other sustainability-minded strategies,” ISSF President Susan Jackson said. “Atunlo and Everwin are adding their names to a long list of ISSF participating companies implementing science-based conservation measures and commitments. By valuing transparency and working together, we can continue our march forward to the sustainable management of global tuna fisheries.”
All ISSF Participating Companies are independently audited via comprehensive methods designed to assess compliance with each of ISSF’s commitments and conservation measures, the results of which are shared via a company compliance report. The complete audit results from 2014 can be viewed here.
ISSF launched in 2009 with eight participating companies and today has 26 industry partners, which comprise about 75% of the world’s processing capacity, with well-known brands produced and sold in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Pacific Islands and Asia. Thai company MMP discontinued its participation with ISSF in April 2015.
About the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health. To learn more, visit their website at iss-foundation.org.
Located in Vigo, Spain, Atunes y Lomos S.L. (Atunlo) is a company dedicated to the commercialization of tuna products with production plants and cold storages.
Everwin Industrial Co, Ltd. is a tuna manufacturer located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The company’s policy is to provide the best quality tuna product for every individual customer in the world.